Rosita van Vuuren

Executive Director, Global Sourcing, Operations and Transformation Best & Less

Rosita is a business professional who has worked in the Apparel and Footwear Industry for 25 years. From running her own Apparel Manufacturing Company through the 90’s she entered Corporate Business in 2001 in the areas of Operations, Production, Quality, Supply Chain and Sourcing.

She currently works for Best and Less, an Australian National Discount Retailer, as Merchandising Operations Manager and Heads Sourcing and Quality. Her previous role was as VP of Operations with Bloch International, which she held for 5 years.

Rosita emigrated from South Africa in 1987 and holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.

Exchange Day One: Tuesday, 8th September 2020

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

1:40 PM Increasing business profitability through SCM in the highly competitive retail sector

As the retail industry struggles to increase business revenue in sales with continually lower prices to remain competitive, businesses rely on supply chain transformation to improve efficiency and cost models to make major savings and increase profitability.


In this case study, Rosita shares how Best & Less is using their supply chain to achieve a competitive advantage, and to bring them closer to their customers.

2:10 PM PANEL: Increasing value of the chain across economic, environmental and social practices

Supply chains have always been in the spotlight by customers and stakeholders to implement corporate social responsibility initiatives. Satisfying expectations by delivering value across the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit) is now higher than ever, and companies and brands that don’t deliver optimal ethical and sustainable practices are fading the market. This session will cover how to improve visibility across local and global businesses to meet clients and partners needs and increase value of the entire chain.